I am sure most if not all regular kenshi The first time I was introduced to it was in or ? The seminar was taught by 5 hachidan and the participants had to be at least godan exceptions where made for school teachers lower than this. I also recently received direct instruction on the method by a sensei who had recently attended a hachidan-only seminar where this was taught. Use of a bokuto i.
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I am sure most if not all regular kenshi The first time I was introduced to it was in or ? The seminar was taught by 5 hachidan and the participants had to be at least godan exceptions where made for school teachers lower than this. I also recently received direct instruction on the method by a sensei who had recently attended a hachidan-only seminar where this was taught. Use of a bokuto i. Kihon 1 — Ippon uchi no waza: Shomen.
Do hidari. As a basic introduction to kendo and as a training tool for children, I think this kihon waza keiko ho KWKH for short is an excellent tool. For experienced people that already have acquired kendo movements this set is not only simple to execute, but can be remembered within a very short time, i.
Although its not written anywhere that this is specifically for children, it was said repeatedly that this is who it was aimed at in the seminar that I attended, and was echoed by the hachidan from whom I received recent direct instruction from. That its now a mandatory part of ikkyu exams across the country cements this position ikkyu is a childs grade. Its common — but not exclusively so — for adult beginners to be given ikkyu without an exam.
Of course, the most important piece of evidence to support the KWKH as a childs teaching methodology is that BUDO will become a mandatory subject in Junior high schools throughout Japan in two years time. Even P. This was a smart piece of maneuvering on the part of the ZNKR over the judo association… as its potentially cheaper now to teach kendo over judo in schools. It seems that there is potentially a lot of money to be made here by someone somewhere….
I have to teach this to beginners. Its a bit of a pain I have a lot to teach already but I will manage. If doing the waza on the ura side, then the shinai is knocked up and either kote, men, or kote-men is struck. Why teach a waza that is — if perfectly valid — not one high on the teaching charts? Hiki-waza : I think the method used is just too convoluted to apply in shinai kendo, part of the aim of the KWKH. I also question its relevance to TOHO.
Do-uchiotoshi-men : A valid technique but one that is rarely used nowadays. Of-course, I am not and never will be hachidan like the people that put the KWKH together, but I actively teach beginners and these particular waza choices leave me with unanswered questions. I think as an introduction to kendo for adults then the KWKH is great. As the kendo community is moving towards a more Pure Kendo culture i. If teaching TOHO is an aim of the znkr, then surely they should preserve the kata as designed by people from actually sword traditions?
I am sure you all know, but the people on the board that designed the kata Teikoku kendo no kata were: Takano Sasaburo, Ono-ha itto-ryu; Mona Tadashi, Hokushin itto-ryu; Naito Takaharu, Hokushin itto-ryu; Negishi Shigoro, Shinto munen-ryu; and Tsuji Shinpei, Shingyoto-ryu… all leading swordsmen of their generation.
Mind you, it could easily be said that most of the extant swordsmanship traditions themselves are more bokuto orientated than aimed towards realistic sword combat….
These are my personal musings — for what they are worth! Generally I try to keep my own feelings out of my articles, so feel free to ignore or argue with them at your leisure!! George is the founder and chief editor of kenshi For more information check out the About page. Hirakawa sensei compliled these kata from an old version of kata set up by Nuyi sensei from Tokyo Education now Tsukuba University. I agree that do-uchiotoshi-men is fairly rare these days.
The only uchiotoshi waza I saw practiced regularly at my junior high was kote-uchiotoshi-men as a variant of ai-gote-men. However, I think the basic principles and mechanics of uchiotoshi waza are clearer in do-uchiotoshi-men than in kote-uchiotoshi-men. Another point in favor of the bokuto kihon is that as a college club, we were very heavy on beginners.
The kihon can be quite useful even when both participants are beginners. I think that kata, on the other hand, requires at least one of the two to be at least semi-skilled to get the real benefits. Kata with two beginners just becomes an exercise in remember the shape. At dojo or keikokai like the ones I visited in Japan, it would be pretty easy to have experienced kenshi for every beginner.
My experience of teaching the KWKH to non-Japanese middle school students was a great difficulty with the reigi saho, specifically the coming to distance from kyuhonomaai, and the breaking off again between each kata.
It took quite some patience for my students to make this part of every kata. My feeling was they kept wondering what all this starting and stopping was for. It seemed to dilute the purpose of the exercise for them. That was a surprise to me. I wonder if contemporary Japanese students with no previous kendo experience would react like this, or whether there is already some kind of cultural resonance in these preparatory movements that they would respond to and understand implicitly as being necessary for the correct practice of the kata overall.
These days I have to explain in detail the concept of the negative, which only 10 years ago all students would have understood implicitly. Given the reaction of my students, were I developing the KWKH as a sporting drill in a PE class I would have certainly dispensed with this part of the practice as being destructive to student engagement. Engagement may or may not follow. Good article though G, and your comments are important for a bit of extra context. Yours too Kent. Even though I am experienced, I certainly feel that there is a lot of faffing around in the middle of things too!
Today I selected two students to teach this set too and they learned the entire thing to a decent level in about 20 mins. End of story! With the pause, the exercises often become: close, stop, get ready, start-for-real.
Without the pause, you have to manage maai and seme while closing. It becomes quite a bit like drills that start from toma. This is the stuff my students have trouble with! Personally, I generally ignore the yokote-no-maai part, as that seems arbitrary and pointless and a relatively recent addition as well , and just go to uchima.
If we want to be combativively ready but out of distance, why stop at crossed yokote? Yokote no ma is not something I would even point out to students until they have everything else down. If starting on the correct foot, most people settle into those distances anyway. One-step feels way too close, and five-steps to close ends up on the other side of the gym.
I personally agree with you that its relatively pointless, but thats what the ZNKR want. Coming from a koryu background I can laugh it off as this-and-that, but in the end I am powerless.
How this will translate into passing and failing gradings I have no idea. I will tell you in November when my first batch of ikkyus go for it.
There is a 5 year old girl in one of my dojo who has learned it…. A brief article on this can be found on Kenshi Due to our limited amount of time, we only practiced the first form but it was quite an eye […].
When we start a beginners course we teach them kihon kendo no kata. After that we work on fumikomi, and many other important things. When they are in bougu, we still do kihon kendo no kata. First without fumikomi but with hitting, later with full speed and all 9 in a row. Somehow like uchikomigeiko. This set of exercises is relatively new and targeted mostly […]. Does the examinee show both Motodachi an Kakarite, is it only one iteration, does everyone do all 9 kata, how many pairs simultaneously etc.
For kids up to high school ikkyu right? Maybe 10 pairs at the same time. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Close Menu Home. I will leave my personal comments to the end. Bokuto ni yoru kihon waza keiko ho 1. Basic pointers this method is preparation for the study of kendo-no-kata; the aim is for the acquire correct kendo through using a bokuto; you should use a bokuto that matches your development level i. Points to be careful of this section is heavily cut Kamae: everything is in chudan; Metsuke: look at your opponents eyes; Maai: all waza start from issoku-itto-no-mai UCHIMA and the completion of each set finishes in YOKOTE; Datotsu strike : strike with the correct flight path, using the monouchi and pull up your left leg hikitsuke.
All strikes should be made in a single motion ichibyoshi. Although the strikes stop just before the target, the student must be made to understand that they are cutting or thrusting with a sword; ashisabaki: use okuriashi; kakegoe: call the name of the target area ie men, kote, do, or tsuki; zanshin: after striking return to chudan without a lapse in concentration. List of waza Kihon 1 — Ippon uchi no waza: Shomen. It seems that there is potentially a lot of money to be made here by someone somewhere… Waza selection I have to teach this to beginners.
Adults are better off with kata I think as an introduction to kendo for adults then the KWKH is great.
Mind you, it could easily be said that most of the extant swordsmanship traditions themselves are more bokuto orientated than aimed towards realistic sword combat… These are my personal musings — for what they are worth!
A little late, but maybe worth to consider: When we start a beginners course we teach them kihon kendo no kata. Hey Nils, For kids up to high school ikkyu right? I never attend the ikkyu gradings with my students as nobody ever fails it … ever. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.
Kendo America. Back to Home Page. Overview The fundamental concept of Kendo is to cut with a sword: the Shinai representing the sword. However, this concept has become obscured, as Kendo has become more sports oriented. The Kendo Kata was established in to teach to and preserve the concept that the shinai and the katana are one in the same; however, the Kendo Kata, in addition to being difficult for most beginners, is infrequently practiced and is often exercised only in hurried preparation for examinations.
Bokuto ni yoru kendo kihon waza keikoho
Bokuto Ni Yoru Kendo Kihon Waza Keiko Ho